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1990s

Global expansion continued, as did the company's dedication to the electronics industry. Earlier development work with the U.S. government paid dividends, catapulting the company's electronics business to a worldwide leadership position.

Carburos plant, Tres Cantos (Madrid).
In the 1990s, Air Products acquires a 49 percent interest in Sapio in Italy, and completes the acquisition of Carburos Metálicos in Spain and Korea Industrial Gas.

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Pictured: Carburos plant, Tres Cantos (Madrid).
In Asia, the company forms joint ventures with Japanese companies Daido Hoxan and Showa Denko to serve the growing electronics industry.
In Asia, the company forms joint ventures with Japanese companies Daido Hoxan and Showa Denko to serve the growing electronics industry.
Air Products establishes a new company in Singapore; forms a joint venture in Indonesia; and opens a nwe facilities at Tsukuba, Japan, to supply products to the Asian semiconductor market.
Air Products establishes a new company in Singapore; forms a joint venture in Indonesia; and opens new facilities at Tsukuba, Japan, to supply products to the Asian semiconductor market.
Our nitrogen trifluoride manufacturing facility in Hometown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nitrogen trifluoride, a material originally developed for laser weaponry in the 1960s, becomes the pre-eminent chamber cleaning material for the semiconductor industry. Air Products becomes the worldwide leader in production of this material.

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Pictured: Our nitrogen trifluoride manufacturing facility in Hometown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Membrane fibers are manufactured at our Permea facility in St. Louis, Missouri for our noncryogenic gas supply systems.
The company acquires Permea, Inc., a leading supplier of membrane and adsorption gas separation systems.

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Pictured: Membrane fibers are manufactured at our Permea facility in St. Louis, Missouri for our noncryogenic gas supply systems.

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